When we study human language, we are approaching what some might call the ‘human essence,’ the distinctive qualities of mind that are, so far as we know, unique to man and that are inseparable from any critical phase of human existence, personal or social. Hence the fascination of this study, and, no less, its frustration. – Noam Chomsky (1972)




BA Honours

  • Sarah Krassman
    • Emic and etic perspectives of iconicity: Emergent phonology blocks iconic notions in L1 American Sign Language (2024)
  • Bethany Joo
    • Why some kids have pet tats instead of pet cats: An exploration into the cause of positional velar fronting in English speaking children (2024)
  • Rein Sastok
    • The problem of Estonian quantity (2013)
  • Jen Grond
    • Q is not a word: a critical review of artificial language research (2013)
  • Jessi L. Cobler
    • You had me at muktuk: a preliminary exploration of the internet as a tool for linguistic research on Inuit youth language (2013)
  • Niah Colburn
    • The role of geminates in the syllable structure of Tashlhiyt Berber: a moraic analysis (2011)
  • Joey Windsor
    • Phono-morpho-syntax and all points in between: Irish lenitions and the prosodic phrase (2010)
  • Karine Dupuis
    • Vowel coalescence and neutralization in Québec French (2008)
  • Deanna Jager
    • Length in Blackfoot (2005)
  • Emily Elfner
    • The role of sonority in Blackfoot phonotactics (2004)
  • Corey Telfer
    • Palatalisation in Dakota (2003)